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(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) literary to trick or deceive
[C15: from Latin illūdere to sport with, from lūdus game]
v.t. -lud•ed, -lud•ing.
1. to deceive or trick.
a. to mock or ridicule.
b. to evade.
[1445–50; Middle English < Latin illūdere to mock, ridicule; see illusion]
Past participle: illuded